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South Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda under Threat from Expanding DRC Ebola Outbreak

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At 680 cases, the current Ebola outbreak in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo is the second-largest in history.

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DRC Elections and the Fate of the UN MONUSCO Mission

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Is the MONUSCO mission on borrowed time now that it has fulfilled part of its mandate?

ARIA Reassures Vietnam of Ongoing US FONOPS in South China Sea

Lễ đón Sỹ quan, thủy thủ đoàn tàu Hải quân Hoa Kỳ thăm hữu nghị Đà Nẵng (The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew greeted by Vietnamese in Da Nang, Vietnam last year. Courtesy of VNA.)

The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) is the latest sign of a renaissance in US-Vietnam relations.

Troubled Waters: The US Navy and the Return of Great Power Politics

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 approaches the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The aircraft carrier is underway conducting test and evaluation operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Erik Hildebrandt/Released) 170728-N-UZ648-093 Join the conversation: http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil http://pinterest.com https://plus.google.com

Naval power has been a key element of great power conflict in the past, and growing hostility between the United States and China won’t prove an exception.

Outlook 2019: Key Elections (Americas and Middle East)

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The year ahead will see pivotal electoral contests in Canada, Israel, and Argentina.

FLASH: Beijing Doubles Down on Stimulus

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As signs of an economic downturn multiply, the Chinese government is dusting off its old stimulus playbook.

EU-NATO Relations: Beyond Dependency?

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The Trump era brings uncertainty over the future of the Atlantic Alliance, but it also brings new opportunities for fruitful EU-NATO cooperation.

South China Sea Dispute: Taiwan

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In the fifth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Taiwan claim.

Outlook 2019: Key Elections (Europe)

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The year ahead will see pivotal electoral contests in Ukraine, Greece, and the European Parliament.

Outlook 2019: Key Elections (Asia)

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The year ahead will see pivotal electoral contests in Thailand, India, and Afghanistan.

US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?

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Ignored by headlines and political debate, the US debt load continues to expand at a staggering rate.

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